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Hotel rooms at half the cost

el dorado hills, ca
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Hotel rooms at half the cost

When I check rooms at some of the hotel sites and then check them at some of the budget sites like hotels.com, etc., the rates at the same hotels are cut in half. Are these quoted rooms the same? Or, are they some smaller version or lacking somehow?

Munich, Germany
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1. Re: Hotel rooms at half the cost

One possible difference could be with/without breakfast.

But usually the rooms are the same - though they do try to pass off rooms next to the lift to Priceline customers: if that should happen to you simply go down to the reception and insist on another room.

r c
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2. Re: Hotel rooms at half the cost


could be double so single occupancy.

Houston, Texas
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3. Re: Hotel rooms at half the cost

If you are coming from another country is it worth the risk to book a hotel via a 3rd party agency?

Mainz, Germany
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4. Re: Hotel rooms at half the cost

Not unusual to have cheaper rates via certain booking sites. You always have to compare. Finding the same room categories via different websites can be very confusing though.

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5. Re: Hotel rooms at half the cost

I suggest that you check out the booking agency that you are thinking of using and their terms and conditions,some seem less reliable. I do use www.booking.com www.hrs.com and www.hotel.de and have had no problems. However with a chain hotel like Intercontinental, Starwood etc I book directly with the hotel, you mostly do get better rooms and there may well be other perks, prices are also mostly similar.

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